Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A Ringbilled Seagull taken at Cobourg Harbour on January 8th 2011.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Marbles 1

Marbles 1, originally uploaded by gam_photoduffer.

Dull day today so I decided to play with my marbles. Lots of people tell me " I have lost my marbles" but as you can see they are wrong!!

three projects

three projects, originally uploaded by gam_photoduffer.

I had the best intentions today to complete 3 projects, but alas that was not to be, as you can see from the above graphic all three where a bust. They disintegrated into inifnite particals of garbage pixels. I will have to come up with a different technique if I am going to succeed and I will

Monday, November 22, 2010

Mallard Drake Flapping 11

This was taken at Port Hope in the mouth of the Ganaraska River. The ducks were very active that day, they were all busy cleaning themselves up. This provided for some great photo opportunities.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Birds of Prey

This juvenile Red Tail Hawk let me get in really close for this shot.
As soon as the camera clicked, he made a move that make me jump back.  Maybe he was startled by the noise of the camera. I find that birds hear the beep when the camera is in focus and that is enough for them to flee.
This Red Tail Hawk is from a Falconry in Bowmanville, Ontario.  They have hawks and falcons and they rent them to food fairs etc. to keep the seagulls away.  Pearson Int. Airport in Toronto also uses falcons to keep birds away from the flight paths of departing and arriving aircraft.
I spotted this Red Tail Hawk sitting on a wire while driving down the road.  I stopped my car and took this shot from the car (I knew if I got out of the car he would fly away).
This is one of at least 3 shots that I got before another car came the other way and the hawk left its perch.
This is a male Osprey carrying a fish in its talons.  He is actually trying to make me change directions as his nest and the female Osprey are about 20 yards away.  I didn't stay long because I was obviously causing a lot of stress for both of them.  It is very rare that the female will leave the nest when brooding.